A woman who has admitted to being a prostitute was arrested Friday in the November heroin overdose death of a Google executive on a docked yacht.
A father grieving the loss of his son to a prescription medicine overdose has channeled his sorrow for good in helping organize and speak out for an innovative Marin County program that addresses the staggering epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Doctors call it a miracle drug that reverses heroin overdoses. Now drug prevention programs are giving it to families and friends of opiate users, just in case of an accidental overdose.
An Oakland woman has died in an apparent drug and-or alcohol related overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.
Next fall, UC Berkeley’s largest student cooperative will be a drug-free living space with an almost entirely new membership, the result of a massive settlement stemming from an overdose at the residence three years ago.
A UC Berkeley student cooperative is reconsidering a permissive drug policy after a near million-dollar settlement with the family of Josh Gibson, a student, who needs around-the-clock care since he suffered an overdose at Cloyne Court in 2010.
A new state law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2013 that may help save the lives of substance abusers: it offers immunity to users if they call 911 to help someone who has overdosed on drugs.
The mother of a Sebastopol teen is grieving after her son’s body was found in Peru, where police say a shaman confessed to burying the 18-year-old after he ate an hallucinogenic plant.
A doctor accused of prescribing pain killers to three young men who died, including a college student from the Bay Area, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial for second-degree murder in the overdose deaths.
One of three men who overdosed in 2009 was 21-year-old Joey Rovero, an Arizona State University student from San Ramon.